Food And Drink : Organic Food

Natural Vs. Organic – What’s the Difference?

Being a conscious grocery shopper isn’t as easy as you might expect. There are so many different labels on everything from produce to packaged goods it can all get a little confusing. Unfortunately, many of these labels can be very misleading and are slapped on products simply as a way to increase sales. Perhaps the biggest confusion is between natural versus organic. Many people think natural and organic mean the same thing, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Big Crops from Small Gardens

There is nothing like the feeling of growing and eating your own produce grown in your own garden. It’s a feeling of accomplishment, as well as knowing your food is totally organic and comes from a sustainable source. For many people this can be a pipe dream, as they lack the green space to plant any sizable crop. A lack of a garden does not mean that you can’t grow crops at all; it just means you have to grow crops on a much smaller scale.

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So you want to try Meatless Mondays?

Going meatless for a Monday is an easy transition, should you decide that vegetarianism is an option for you. Not only will you save money, but omitting red meats from your diet can be beneficial to your health. Opting for vegetarian meals once a week also helps to reduce your carbon footprint. Greenhouse gas emissions that are released from processes used to keep livestock are twice as much as that for growing a sustainable garden.

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